Howard Schmidt

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Howard Schmidt
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Cyber Security Coordinator of the Obama Administration
In office
January 20, 2009 – May 31, 2012
PresidentBarack Obama
Succeeded byMichael Daniel
Personal details
Howard Anthony Schmidt

October 5, 1949
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedMarch 2, 2017 (aged 67)
Muskego, Wisconsin
Spouse(s)Raemarie Schmidt
ChildrenFour grown sons, 8 Grandchildren
Alma materUniversity of Phoenix (B.S./M.A.)
OccupationComputer Security Specialist

Howard Anthony Schmidt (October 5, 1949 – March 2, 2017) was an American cyber security expert and partner with Tom Ridge in Ridge Schmidt Cyber LLC, a consultancy company in the field of cybersecurity.[1]

He was the Cyber-Security Coordinator of the Obama Administration,[2] operating in the Executive Office of the President of the United States. He announced his retirement from that position on May 17, 2012, effective at the end of the month.[3]

Schmidt died in Muskego, Wisconsin on March 2, 2017 from brain cancer, aged 67.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tom Ridge, Howard Schmidt Launch New Cybersecurity Executive Services Firm".
  2. "Introducing the New Cybersecurity Coordinator".
  3. Nakashima, Ellen (May 16, 2012). "White House Cybersecurity Official Retiring". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 2, 2012.
  4. "Howard Schmidt, Cybersecurity Adviser to Two Presidents, Dies at 67". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 March 2017.